15 days in Alice Springs, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Alice Springs, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

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15 days in Alice Springs, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Auckland

4
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Yubu Napa Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planning tool .

Auckland, New Zealand to Alice Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Primo Estate (in McLaren Vale) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide online travel route planner .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Adelaide, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Cedars, Primo Estate
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder tool .

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

The Break Room
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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